9/4/14

Kevin Geeks Out -- As seen in The New York Times


The New York Times ran a swell article about Kevin Geeks Out and The Brooklyn Brain Jam. You can read it HERE.

Want to attend an upcoming KEVIN GEEKS OUT show? 
We have 3 big events in October: 

NERD COMEDY: for nerd, by nerds
with TV's FRANK (from MST3K)
Wednesday October 8th @ 8:00pm

KEVIN GEEKS OUT - COMIC CON SPECTACULAR
at Webster Hall -- click HERE for tickets
Saturday October 11th @ 8:00pm

KEVIN & MATT GEEK OUT ABOUT ZOMBIES
Thursday October 23rd @ 9:30pm

For details on THE BROOKLYN BRAIN JAM, here's a link for the full schedule and another link for tickets.
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Lastly, the Times' tin-foil hat photo (by Matt Glasson) is from KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT ALIENS. You can watch the trailer below, along with trailers for previous KGO shows. 

KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT EVIL


KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT VISIONS OF THE FUTURE

KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT ALIENS

KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT MONKEYS

KEVIN GEEKS OUT ABOUT WRESTLING


Follow me on twitter to find out about any upcoming events.
@KevinGeeksOut

photo by Tom Henning.

9/3/14

Full Schedule for the BROOKLYN BRAIN JAM

This Sunday, September 7th it's the 
FIRST ANNUAL BROOKLYN BRAIN JAM

A day-long festival of entertainment from long-running shows, including KEVIN GEEKS OUT, THE STORY COLLIDER, NERD NITE and THE BIG QUIZ THING.

Click HERE for tickets.

Sunday, September 7th, 12 - 6pm
at The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY

12:10pm Kevin Maher recaps his weird wrestling career.

All day long -- Gorilla Cheese Food Truck is serving food.

1:50pm Tenebrous Kate talks about Turkish Rip-Off Cinema...

with clips from the unlicensed Captain America Vs. Spider-Man.

2:45pm A live interview with Pete & Alex, the co-creators of THE STAR WARS MINUTE.

3:00 - 5:00pm Free Hawaiian Shave Ice.


3:45pm R. Sikoryak's MASTERPIECE COMICS...

including Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS told with the Peanuts gang. (featuring voices by M. Sweeney Lawless)

4:20pm Get your photo taken with Santa 


4:40pm Glen Heroy tells true stories of being Santa.  

Plus plenty of other funny, engaging presentations about science, pizza, terminators, trivia and prizes.


Sunday, September 7th, 12 - 6pm
at The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn NY
tickets are just $10 in advance $12 at the door



** RELATED **  

Upcoming Shows -- three October events, including: 

* a nerd comedy event with TV's Frank (MST3K) 

* A Comic-Con variety spectacular

* Kevin & Matt Geek Out About Zombies


8/23/14

UPCOMING SHOWS

Updated schedule of Kevin Maher Comedy Shows/Events: 

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THE BROOKLYN BRAIN JAM
Sunday September 7th, 12 noon - 6:00 PM
at The Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn

What: A six-hour extravaganza, a buffet of entertainment from four distinct series KEVIN GEEKS OUT, THE STORY COLLIDER, NERD NITE and THE BIG QUIZ THING. 

Segments include: Kevin Maher on his career as a TV Masked WrestlerTenebrous Kate shows scenes of International Rip-Off Cinema, R. Sikoryak reads excerpts from MASTERPIECE COMICS, a visit from the hosts of the STAR WARS MINUTE  podcast, and Glen Heroy presents I, SANTA, true tales of a Macy's Santa Claus. 



Tickets and details HERE.


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NERD COMEDY: For Nerds, By Nerds
Wednesday October 8th @ 8:00pm
at The Way Station, 683 Washington Avenue in Brooklyn

Nerdy comedy performed at a Steampunk bar with a TARDIS bathroom, Featuring Frank Conniff (aka TV's Frank from MST3K), Rusty Ward as "Jeff Balrogworthy", Liam McEneaney, Meghan O'Neill, Manolo Blank and more. Hosted by Kevin Maher. 

Tickets and details HERE

This event is part of NEW YORK SUPER WEEK.



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KEVIN GEEKS OUT: COMIC CON SPECTACULAR
Saturday October 11th @ 8:00pm
in The Marlin Room at Webster Hall,

A comedy-variety show celebration of everything we love about Comic Con, featuring bits about Comic Books, Collectable Toys, Horror Movies, Robots, Post-Apocaylptic Fiction and Celebrity Encounters. 

with: Screenwriter M. Sweeney Lawless, Professor Geoff Klock, Blogger Nick Nadel, Cartoonist R. Sikoryak and Comedian Rusty Ward. Special Appearance by Flat Stan Lee. Hosted by Kevin Maher. 

Tickets and details HERE.

This event is part of NEW YORK SUPER WEEK

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KEVIN & MATT GEEK OUT ABOUT ZOMIBES
Thursday October 23rd @9:30pm
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn

Comedian Kevin Maher is joined by Filmmaker Matt Glasson for a deep-dive into Zombie Cinema. This two-hour show features dozens of video clips, guest speakers, trivia games and prizes. 






8/22/14

WHY I HATE "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS"

I was recently  guest on THE FLOPHOUSE podcast, where I talked about my most hated movie: WALKING WITH DINOUSAURS

You can listen to it HERE.


And for new-comers, I'm reposting my manifesto about WHY I HATE WALKING WITH DINOSAURS :
(after the jump)

7/30/14

SHARKMANIA: deleted jokes, observations and opinions


My passion for shark movies outweighed my distrust of basic-cable talking-head clip shows and I agreed to appear on SyFy channel's SHARKMANIA: THE TOP 15 BIGGEST, BADDEST, BLOODIEST BITES


Here are some jokes that did not appear during the broadcast, but are good enough to blog. 

(In the TV business, we call these "web exclusives!") 


Say what you will about 2-HEADED SHARK ATTACK, it passes the Bechdel test.



If a sharknado really happened, Pat Robertson would somehow blame it on gay sharks.

7/29/14

Movie Quiz: Graffiti in Films

Can you identify these 22 films based on the graffiti? 

(See the comments section for answers.)

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7/19/14

The 3rd type of Shark Movie Poster: HANDS!!!


Previously I'd compared the two types of Shark movie posters (see the gallery HERE.) 

But here's another poster trope:  HANDS GRASPING FOR DEAR LIFE. 

The hands are always caucasian. And they frequently belong to men. (Otherwise the poster will show the woman in her bikini.
KINDERTRAUMA observed that GREAT WHITE's hand is the MORTUARY hand. (It appeared again on a book cover.) 

7/11/14

Happy Blobfest

Happy Blobfest Weekend! 

Some of you are excited about Free Slurpee Day or the new Planet of the Apes movie. 

But I'm excited to go to Phoenixville, PA -- the town where THE BLOB (1958) was filmed. 

Here's a video I made for AMC back in 2008, my first Blobfest: 





This year's theme is Kaiju, and the organizers had a "Kaiju Haiku" contest. There was a different prize each week. 

I was bummed that I didn't win the King Kong pillowcases, but delighted to learn that my haiku won the grand prize: passes to Blobfest! 

And my poem was turned into this 3-panel comic by Jason Deeble (of Monster Haiku


Here's the full schedule for this weekend's Blobfest. (including appearances by Joel Hodgson and Ghoul a Go Go) 

It's worth the trip. 




Beware of the Blob by KevinMaher

7/8/14

The Kevin Maher Summer Tour

I have 3 exciting shows coming to 3 excellent cities. 


WEEHAWKEN, NJ - on Sunday July 13th @ 7:00pm

THE HAWK - Comedy, Music & Storytelling


ABOUT THIS SHOW: 
Susie Felber's new variety series features a variety of acts including music, storytelling and a rare stand-up performance by Kevin Maher. 

For more about the show, read this article

THE HAWK
at the PARK AVENUE BAR & GRILL
3417 Park Avenue, Union City NJ 07087
Just $5 (and 2-items) 

Sunday, July 13th @ 7:00 pm

7/7/14

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW TRIVIAL PURSUIT

I watched TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D (2013) last night. 

It's like jury-duty for fans of the original. 

Anyway, there's a scene where Leatherface (aka "Jeb Sawyer") goes to a carnival and encounters a guy in a pig-mask weilding a chainsaw. 

Was this a MOTEL HELL (1980) reference or just a coincidence? 




Either way, I wish the film had taken advantage of the carny setting and made some inside jokes about Tobe Hooper's THE FUNHOUSE (1981). 

But this movie was not made for me. 


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Bonus Fun-fact: 


I was playing a game of TRIVIAL PURSUIT with my wife and the silver-screen category asked: 

What 1980's horror movie includes a climactic chainsaw duel. 

I told my wife: The answer on the card will be "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Part 2" but the REAL answer is "Motel Hell." 

I was right. You gotta know the limits of the questionnaire. 


7/4/14

Women & Fireworks - photo gallery

You can learn a lot about a society based on how it depicts women on fireworks.

1. THE BEACH BABE

For you boner-poppin' Freedom-luvin' Shakesepeare fans. 



2. THE ST. PAULIE GIRL KNOCK-OFF


Oktoberfest meets the 4th of July meets beer ad stereotypes.